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The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985)

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A biography of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with interviews, concert footage and clips from movies and television shows they appeared in.

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A biography of the American rock band The Beach Boys, with interviews, concert footage and clips from movies and television shows they appeared in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

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The Beach Boys - Uma Banda Americana  »

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A couple of songs in the film, "Surf's Up" and "Fire" (aka. "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow") were recorded for the famous, unreleased "SMiLE" album which was supposed to be released in the summer of 1967. See more »

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6 January 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

What's great about this film, is that it doesn't just show you a series of little fifteen second sound-bites of vintage performances, but lets each clip run it's course, so you get to hear the entire song. Although many of them are obviously lip-synched (most notably "California Girls" from the Bob Hope special), there are enough rarities here to satisfy even the hardest of hard-core fans. The highlight of the movie, for me at least, was "In My Room" with a full orchestral backing from 1963, that must have been Al Jardine's very first filmed performance with the group. If only all musical documentaries were this good!


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